Oatmeal & Prunes

Already since 1828 oatmeal is eaten in the area of the Netherlands; as breakfast, when you were sick, as dessert or whenever you were hungry. At that time milk farmers were selling oatmeal porridge, which was based on their secret recipe. Still, oatmeal is a popular breakfast item in the Netherlands. It’s easy to make, cheap and has a lot of health benefits. This recipe is lovely on a cold morning because of all the warm spices.

Oatmeal & Prune Porridge

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes


  • Cooking pan
  • Baking pan


  • 4 tbsp Oatmeal The type of oats used will decide the cooking time. In this recipe oatmeal flakes are used.
  • 300 ml Oat Milk or Regular milk
  • 5 dried Prunes
  • Pinch of Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Ginger
  • 2 Tangerine
  • 2 tbsp Ginger Syrup
  • Walnuts or other nuts


  • Cut the prunes in smaller pieces. Heat the milk with the oats, prunes, cinnamon, ginger & zest of the tangerine. Stir the oat mixture during the heating to make sure it cooks evenly.
  • Roast the walnuts in a baking pan. When toasted, add juice of half a tangerine and the ginger syrup. Bring to the boil and then turn off the heat.
  • The oats are ready when the milk and oats are mixed together and the consistency is a bit thicker. It was probably take about 5 minutes.
  • Put the oats in a bowl & top with nuts, syrup and tangerine.
Course: Breakfast, Sweet, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cuisine: Dutch
Keyword: Breakfast, Comforting, Sweet

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